Fight in Sacramento⁉️

A letter to the editor in the Ventura County Star asks, "Do we want more of the same representation in Sacramento in the next four years that has brought us to where we are now?" and goes on to state that Jeff Gorell "is willing to fight for us in Sacramento." 
This is a logical fallacy.
False cause is the name of this logical fallacy. False cause is a presumption that a real or perceived relationship between things means that one is the cause of the other.
The litany of complaints in this pro-Gorell letter include issues that do not involve the office Gorell is running for. He isn't running for an office that represents voters in Sacramento; he is running for a seat on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors right here in Ventura County. The Board of Supervisors is responsible for overseeing sixteen departments that range from the Agricultural Commissioner to the Ventura County Library, as well as representing the County in a number of areas including special districts like the Fire District and Watershed Protection District. Our representatives in Sacramento include our State Senator and State Assemblymember.
Additionally, the letter writer leaves out large portions of District 2; the list of communities represented are City of Thousand Oaks, Northern and Eastern portions of the City of Camarillo, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Hidden Valley, Lake Sherwood, Somis, Las Posas Valley, Camarillo Springs, Camarillo Heights, Casa Conejo, Santa Rosa Valley, and South Coast. Here is a map.
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Last, the letter writer asks, "Are you happy with the education being provided to your children in our schools?" The Board of Supervisors has no role in this matter; instead, it is the Ventura County Board of Education, the various school districts in the county such as the Conejo Valley Unified School District and Oak Park Unified School District, and the California Department of Education.
Abe says: "It sounds like this pro-Gorell letter was written by the same folks who polled voters recently and threw every gripe into one (carpet) bag."


Jeff Gorell Candidate Board of Supervisors